G&R Farms Announces Promotions

February 2, 2023 G&R Farms

G&R Farms, a third generation premier Vidalia Onion grower in southeast Georgia, has announced the promotion of two senior team members, Steven Shuman and Cliff Riner, to executive level management.

Changes to Grade Verification Inspections of Onions for Export to the United States

The United States (U.S.) onion import regulations identifies the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as Canada’s governmental inspection service for certifying the grade, size, quality and maturity of onions to be exported from Canada to the U.S. in lieu of inspections performed by the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS).

Producers of South Texas Onions Vote to Continue the Federal Marketing Order

December 19, 2022 USDA AMS

In a referendum held between Sep. 1 and Oct. 3, 2022, continuance of the marketing order was favored by 78.6% of Texas onion producers voting in the referendum, and by 73.7% of the volume voted in the referendum. For the marketing order to continue, two-thirds or more of producers voting, or producers representing two-thirds or more of the volume voted, needed to vote in favor of continuance.  

Don’t Cry, Be Happy – Sunions Tearless Onions Are Back in Stores

November 9, 2022 Peri & Sons Farms

Sunions®, America’s first tearless onion, are back in stores mid-November.  The game-changing onion you know and love follows a tightly controlled brand promise that certifies them both tearless and sweet before they are able to be shipped to grocery stores.

CFIA: Changes to Grade Verification of Onions for Export to the US

The United States (U.S.) onion import regulations identifies the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as Canada’s governmental inspection service for certifying the grade, size, quality and maturity of onions to be exported from Canada to the U.S. in lieu of inspections performed by the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). In order to maintain this preferred arrangement with the USDA-AMS, the CFIA is subject to regular audits of our grade verification systems and practices.